Banjarmain to Balikpapan in 1 day

0530 start, 0 wrong turns due to escort out of town by Byonic Bikers. Fairly ordinary ride – lot of traffic in the towns and villages for the first two hours. The we stopped for a rest near Pagatam City, in a little beach-side camping ground.

Some curious students eventually came and started talking to us. Turns out they are from SMC university and doing conservation work. They enjoyed having a photo with the bike and it was fun for us too.

Some of the students from SMC university.

Some of the students from SMC university.

A short while later we were surprised to be get a “follow me” from a motorcyclist. Turned out to be Hadi from the local chapter of the Byonic group. We went to a warung (roadside cafe) and had brunch of Udang Gala (chilli lobster). Not to shabby I would say?

Not too shabby for a roadside snack?

Not too shabby for a roadside snack?

As if that wasn’t enough, Mr Hadi guided us for over an hour, to get us past the worst of the confusing routes and dangerous roads.

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